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delboy

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    fiesta st3 2015 mazda2 2016 1.5l
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  1. The selector maybe slipping. Get under the car and look at the bar that comes off the gear shift and see if the clamp that connects it to the rod from the gbox is secure and not moved
  2. you would be best to run the tyres down thats on the car and get new wheels and tyres that are more standard sized after the winter. https://www.mytyres.co.uk/start.html?s_kwcid=AL!432!10!3374297465!40880788289&ef_id=WJq67AAABaQA5ko9:20171024052540:s http://www.k300performance.co.uk/apps/tyre-size.php?tyrenum=195%2F45+r16+84v
  3. trust ford ashton gate are a bunch of dicks. i was going to buy a new fiesta and and pay cash and all they wanted to sell me was what they had on the forecourt in the colour of their choice and on finance. they had a really bad attitude and tried the salesmans patter on me but i already prepared for them as i think i know more answers than they did as i always do my reseach first. next time its a part you need goto the parts place as they go out their way to help you the car if 4 yrs+ so its obviously out of warranty and you should have done the usual light checks prior to taking for the mot
  4. Ford ka start up problem

    have the altenator checked or replace it with a second hand one. it may pay you to take off the and clean it with brake cleaner or wd40 the car in the video maynot be the same as your one but it will give you an idea what to look for.
  5. Front & rear bumper clips

    if the hole is too big then fit a wall plug on the new clip and then fit it to the car
  6. How much more fun is the St to Zetec-s

    so did you go for the st3 pompeydave as you have not got back to us btw im 54
  7. best of luck getting it sorted
  8. How much more fun is the St to Zetec-s

    i got my son the st-3 . its a brilliant car and so comfy and takes the bumps etc really good and is east to get in and out of. if i were you go for the st-2 or the better st3.they have more power that the st or s or st line. definately st-3 for me. dont buy new as they are about 20k new and a 2 year old as we got with under 20k on the clock was 12.5 k and its immaculate in the bdeep blue colour and get one with the sty pack added if you buying new you should get it for free so make sure its added . https://www.carwow.co.uk/blog/ford-fiesta-st-1-vs-st-2-vs-st-3-009
  9. 2008 KA struggling with acceleration.

    plugs or ht leads need replacing or do both. cheap enough from your local europarts
  10. take the car to kwik fit for a free brake check and ask them to have a quick look at the tracking and then when it on their lift ask them for the steering rack number and say you think thats the problem with the steering and im sure they will help you or do the same at your small local garage but always as for a price befor they lift the car off the ground as your only asking for a visual check
  11. Clutch bleed

    sounds like the clutch is worn out. you would be best to have it replaced and they will do it all for you. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Streetka-1-6-Clutch-Kit-/230859704567 my local garage charges me £30.00 a hour for cash get the brakes checked aswell if they are spongy and change all the oils the bleed is ontop the clutch on the rh side as your looking in the engine bay its a bleed nipple like on your brake caliper its bled the same way as its linked with the brake res so replce all the old oil then do a full brake and clutch bleed but it sounds like your clutch or a leaking brake caliper ? keep us posted on the outcome
  12. its down to the year i e the reg of car so look for a part thats made around the age of your models ie 2006. look on ebay for the ones with front and rear pics of the item and makesure it matches as the serial number maybe for the colour and air con etc
  13. PLEASE HELP !!! ABS

    just because its a for badge on it does not mean its a ford ***** this car uses a lot of the fiat 500 running gear. perhaps do a search online for you problem but state its a fiat 500. perhaps try the fiat 500 owners club ? you say you had a new abs hub fitted is this the correct one for this car as that maybe the problem or the abs sensor or wires off the abs sensor damaged
  14. heater blows hot only

    my son have a v reg fiesta ghia and the heater inside the car only blows hot air and its full heat and the dashboard is also hot. any ideas please
  15. Mk2 KA Trim Removal

    Get rid of it and buy the better model. If you change anything from non standard you will need to notify your insurance company even for a radio upgrade. its girls car reguardless what you do to it.....